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Tokyo: Yakuza Used Facebook to Track Down Target in ¥1 Million Extortion


Takashi Tanaka (center) and three other suspects attempted to extort a man out of 1 million yen (Twitter)

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested an organized crime member and three others over the alleged attempted extortion of a man whose location was found via Facebook, reports TV Asahi (Feb. 6).

In March of last year, gang member Takashi Tanaka, 26, got into a work-related dispute with the victim. The following month, the victim was told over the telephone that he must pay 1 million yen in cash, according to the Tomisaka Police Station.

“Because money was used on you, it is time to pay up,” the victim was reportedly threatened … (read more)

via The Tokyo Reporter

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